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First Covid-19 Case Confirmed in Cape County

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center has reported the county’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19.

Cape Girardeau County Health Center was notified by a commercial laboratory in Cape Girardeau County on Monday, March 23.

Health officials are investigating how the 60 year old man, who is now in isolation, was infected by the virus and they are also tracing any close contacts to the case.

There is a hotline operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week where anyone with questions about COVID-19 or individuals with symptoms can contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Hotline:1-877-435-8411.

For more information on the virus and how to protect yourself visit the US Government CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

 

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